If you are interested in being involved with Designed to Live, please email Katie@designedtolivelatvia.com
Please support the Designed to Live ministry by praying for opportunities to share God’s love with people affected with disability, for the people that will be served, and for many to come to know Him through the works God is allowing Designed to Live to be part of.
Designed to Live is 100% dependent on the generous support of partners like you. Your investment plays a vital role in equipping Christians to serve those affected with disability, enhance mobility, and empower to live beyond disability.
- Mobile O&P Care Unit – Materials and supplies need to be continuously replenished in order to remain functional (fabrication supplies, casting materials, repair supplies)
- Operating expenses
- Ministry specific resources, events, and needs
Education is fundamental in understanding the impact society and the Church have on people affected with disbility. Designed to Live seeks to network with local churches and organizations to educate in disability awareness while promoting inclusion and access to all elements of the church. By providing resources, training, and mentoring we hope to see every church in Latvia serving people affected with disability and including them into the fabric of worship, fellowship, and outreach.
- USE YOUR SKILLS TO PROMOTE DISABILITY AWARENESS WITHIN YOUR CHURCH AND COMMUNITY
- BE AN AMBASSADOR AND SHARE YOUR STORY ABOUT HOW DISABILITY AFFECTS / HAS AFFECTED YOU
- VOLUNTEER FOR TRAINING EVENTS
Through social, emotional, physical, and spiritual involvement, Designed to Live seeks to empower those with disability to live a life of meaning and significance, to live beyond their disability.
In partnership with Churches and organizations, we seek to form outreach programs throughout the community sharing Hope and the message of Jesus Christ to those who face the daily challenges of life with a disability. Through these programs and authentic relationships, we challenge people with disabilities to exercise their unique gifts in the communities and Churches.
FAMILY MEMBERS AND CAREGIVERS OF THOSE WITH DISABILITIES ARE ALSO AFFECTED. THESE EVENTS WILL BE A TIME FOR REST AND RELIEF FROM THE EVERYDAY SACRIFICE OF CARING FOR SOMEONE WITH A DISABILITY.
SOME DISABILITIES LIMITS THE PERSONS ABILITY TO EASILY LEAVE THEIR HOME. THROUGH HOME VISITS, RELATIONSHIPS WILL BE FORMED TO PROVIDE SUPPORT, ENCOURAGEMENT, AND LOVE TO THESE PEOPLE.
Special and Adaptive Events
BOTH INTIMATE AND LARGE EVENTS WILL PROMOTE SIGNIFICANCE AND AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIPS WITHIN COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY DISABILITY.ADAPTIVE EVENTS WILL ENCOURAGE COMMUNITY, INDEPENDENCE, AND CONFIDENCE AS PARTICIPANTS ARE ABLE TO PERFORM ACTIVITIES THAT THEY WOULD OTHERWISE NOT BE ABLE TO DO (EX: ADAPTIVE SPORTS, ARTS, AND MUSIC EVENTS)